Mgr. Petra Johana Poncarová, PhD.
- e-mail: PetraJohana.Poncarova (at) ff.cuni.cz
- phone: +420 221 619 341
- office: 219a (Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2)
- office hours: by appointment
Academic assistant and researcher (KREAS), project manager of the H2020, MSCA ITN European Joint Doctorate (EJD) Project MOVES. Her research focuses on Scottish literature and culture, especially on modern writing in Scottish Gaelic (Derick Thomson, Sorley MacLean, Tormod Caimbeul, Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar). Her essays on modern Gaelic literature have appeared in various collective monographs and journals. She has co-edited four issues of Litteraria Pragensia. She has participated in conferences in Scotland, Canada, Poland, Germany, and France. She is the depute convenor for Europe of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures and international affiliated member of The Scottish Revival Network.
Selected recent publications:
- essay “Tři pohledy na Posvátný hlad Barryho Unsworthe,” Svět literatury 64: XXXI (2021), available in open access
- co-edited issue of the journal Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture, “Migration and Intercultural Communication,” with Martin Procházka (2021/31.61).
- book The Gaelic Poetry of Derick Thomson (Scotnote Study Guide). Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2020.
- essay “Derick Thomson and the Ossian Controversy,” Anglica 29 (2020:3), available in open access
- essay “Eadar Canaan is Garrabost (Between Canaan and Garrabost): Religion in Derick Thomson’s Lewis Poetry”, Studies in Scottish Literature 46:1 (2020), available in open access
- essay “A Fitting Offering to the Gaelic Thalia or Melpomene: Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar and Drama in Scottish Gaelic”, Litteraria Pragensia 30:59 (2020), available in open access
- essay “Snake Women and Hideous Sensations:The Strange Case of Gaelic Detective Short Stories by Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar”, Scottish Literary Review 12:1 (2020).
BA, MA, and PhD thesis proposals are welcome in the following areas: Scottish literature; Scottish Gaelic literature; twentieth-century British literature.
If you are looking for an idea, I would be especially keen to supervise theses on the following authors / topics:
- British literature: A. S. Byatt; M. R. James; J. G. Farrell; W. H. Hodgson; Arthur Machen; Hilary Mantel; Violet Paget (Vernon Lee); Salman Rushdie; Barry Unsworth; slavery in British literature and culture
- Scottish literature: A. C. Doyle; William McIlvanney; R. L. Stevenson; Christopher Whyte
- Scottish Gaelic literature: Ruaraidh Arascain is Mhàirr (Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar); Tormod Caimbeul (Norman Campbell); Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean); Crìsdean MacIlleBhàin (Christopher Whyte); Ruaraidh MacThòmais (Derick Thomson); the Osssian controversy